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Utrecht, The Netherlands
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing place and experience! Right at the border of corcovado park (animals don't know borders) after 30min hikes from the village dos brazos. Perfect alternative if you dont have the 150dollars corcovado park entrance. The monkey alarm wake you up for amazing sunrise, an breakfast time for the macaws in nearby trees. You can sit in a hammock for the...

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to be in the nature, this is the right place! We had a great time with really nice volunteers and of course the owner! Everything was clean and the trails are beautiful. There is one clothing optional trail. We recommend to use this opportunity to get connected with the jungle :)

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Germany
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful stay in the middle of the jungle. Cabinas more comfortable than expected. Trails are fantastic. Surrounding nature and wild life is beautiful. Great atmosphere. Staff very friendly and helpful.

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bolita is far away from the touristic places. It feels like a home away from home. Everyone is so laid back and friendly: Ron the owner, the staff, the guests. It is a very relaxing place where you can truly enjoy the nature. There are many hikes to do around the hostel that are on the hostel's property, but at...

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Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A beautiful property that borders the magnificent Corcovado National Park. Best sleep of my life, falling asleep to jungle noises. And it was pretty cool waking up to parrots and howler monkey noises. The trails are absolutely amazing and should all be hiked, including the river hike. There are multiple waterfalls on the (private) property and lots of wildlife to...

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Reviewed 14 January 2017

After reading so many great reviews I decided to pay this place a visit as well . I was quite surprised to see so little people there . It is in the middle of a rain forest bordering Corcovado NP , just the same kind of nature . But you won't have to pay a fortune , the very sympathetic...

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Hillsboro, Oregon
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Our 8-year-old daughter traveled with us to Bolita, she really enjoyed the staying to be able to get so close to the nature, and also love the companion of the volunteers. We love it so much that we extended our stay for an extra day. Thanks to Ron, Carmon, Krystle and Luke! We had a great Christmas there!!!

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Royal Oak, Michigan
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Second time staying here and this place does not disappoint. Trails are amazing and wildlife everywhere. Howler monkeys every morning followed up dozens of toucans and macaws, blue morpho butterflies, poison dart frogs, waterfalls, lush rainforest, amazing views...everything the Osa has to offer. Ron is an awesome guy and has a spectacular place. Be prepared and take as much food...

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Wirral, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 August 2016

This was an unexpected stay during my time in Puerto Jimenez (PJ), an old friend got in touch and told me I have to go up and stay at Bolita's in Doz Brazos, (not far from the PJ) if I get a chance, and boy am I glad I did! I'm always a sucker for a good review from a...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 27 July 2016

From all the things I've heard about Costa Rica...Nature is the focal theme associated to this beautiful country, which drew me to take a trip. In my first few weeks I was not blown away really, although I did love the beaches and it's people...still though I was craving the nature this country was known for! I heard from a...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
THE ONLY HOSTEL RIGHT BESIDE CORCOVADO NATIONAL PARK:15 km of amazing trails, fascinating wildlife, and excellent bird watching. Bolita is a semi sustainable eco lodge on 61 hectares, 150 acres, in the forest reserve of the Osa Peninsula. Surrounded by rain forest, with spectacular views of the Golfo Dulce and Corcovado Park, with the ocean and beach in sight 14 km away. With special attention placed on reusing and reducing all waste products, no garbage has been taken off the land for the last seven years. We recycle and compost it all. Emersion in language and culture in the town of 191 people. Gold mining, horses, bird watching, and guided tours are available; all served by the local community at no profit to Bolita. Explore Rio Tigre and take a swim. There are many waterfalls including the well known Bonanza. Visit the neighboring village of Dos Brazos (Tigre) for gold mining, bird, and horse tours, or just relax in a hammock. Gas stoves, pots, pans and dishes provided with fresh spring fed drinking water. Bring food. No refrigeration or food on site. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bolita Hostel

Address: town of Dos Brazos (Tigre) | right beside Corcovado Park, Puerto Jimenez 8204, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Puerto Jimenez
Price Range: $18 - $38 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“great double room with open view to the valley”
 of 5 bubbles tremendozapato, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Bring you're own food. Expect to stay longer. Head torch is essential.”
 of 5 bubbles Yin_11, 2 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Every room has great views, the newer double bed rooms provide a little more privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles NadineStefan16, 8 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Bring enough food because the hostel is located on top of a mountain”
 of 5 bubbles mattttheww, 1 Sep 2015 | Read review
“All room options are great, even the dorms are nice for a couple but you can also camp or stay at the brand new cabinas. I recommend bringing up some food with you from Puerto Jimenez to cook at the kitchen, for there is no restaurant up in the jungle...”
 of 5 bubbles halelr, 13 Jun 2015 | Read review
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